The Swallow Rock (Yanzi Ji) Tours – Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
The Swallow Rock (Yanzi Ji)
About this place
This small scenic area in the northwest part of Nanjing was supposedly named "Swallow Rock" as its shape resembles a swallow. It is not one of Nanjing’s most popular attractions, yet it still provides an excellent and an up-close view of the Chang Jiang (长江 - Also called Yangzi River or Yangtze River).
The Swallow Rock is also of minor historical interest for several unrelated events. The famous poet Li Bai once got drunk here and wrote a poem that is now displayed on the rocks. There is also a small monument that marks this as one of the sites where citizens of Nanjing were slaughtered by the Japanese during the Nanjing Massacre.
How to Get There
- Buses 8, 122 and 125 stop at Swallow Rock. From the bus stop walk forward and turn right.
- Take a taxi from the Maigao Qiao subway station.
Other Places to View the Chang Jiang River in Nanjing
Nanjing Chang Jiang Bridge (Nanjing Chang Jiang Daqiao, 南京长江大桥)
Yuejiang Tower (Yuejiang Lou, 阅江楼)
Nanjing 2nd Bridge (南京二桥)
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